Thanks for the info!In terms of the LCD, I'd done a bunch of research, and not found anything. So, part of the reason for taking it apart was to get a better idea what it was made of. Good point about running a meter for information before desoldering. :~I'm pretty sure this is a generic device, that companies just re-badged. Thomson/RCA was the branding on this one, but it also looks like "Optimus" (Panasonic?) had the same thing.The parts list has 2 different "crystal" references, with different hz references. I've lightly googled that stuff, but not very deeply.As far as the LCD goes, the PCB part just clips in, and there isn't many markings on it. I haven't tried to get under the shields.
In terms of desoldering, I dont' have any of the things you mentioned, but I can spend a few bucks on flux and the braid, and such, if I could get something decent out of it. Especially since it appears that I may be getting into this hobby more.
In terms of the coil, I've a project that is a variation of the Regulated Positive Voltage Booster project in the Playground. It calls for an inductor. I have a homemade one, but would be very interested to compare it to a "real" one.
@OsgeldThanks for the link. The site have a link for a video chip. Video In - RGB out. Just perfect to hack the LCD panel I have here.
@T_LexYou have to identify the pins. Base on the LCD panel I have, I have : R - red video , B - Blue video, G - green video, Sync , Contrast ? , Brightness ? , NTSC - PAL select, + 5 ? , +12 ? , of course a GND. The pins on my display has been identify and confirm. So I count 10 pins. How many is yours ?